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Saturday, June 22, 2013
OT Tillery second Irish commit of weekend

By Matt Fortuna

Notre Dame landed its first commitment Saturday for the class of 2015, one day after picking up its 12th pledge for the class of 2014.

Six-foot-seven, 312-pound offensive tackle Jerry Tillery (Shreveport, La./Evangel Christian) became the latest big-time line prospect to commit to the Irish, picking the program during a visit Saturday over offers from Arkansas, Ole Miss, Stanford and others.

"I’m done with the recruiting process. I’m committed to Notre Dame,” Tiller told ESPN's Jared Shanker Insider. “There’s a stark difference between Notre Dame and any SEC school, because ND attracts pretty adept people to come to their university, as opposed to where I’ve been. I think there will be more people like me at Notre Dame. That’s why I chose Notre Dame.”

On Friday, class of 2014 punter Tyler Newsome (Carrollton, Ga./Carrollton) committed to Notre Dame.